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Van Halen Logo Inspires World Peace on ‘South Park’

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Van Halen's much-anticipated 2012 tour with original singer David Lee Roth didn't exactly go off as planned, with a ton of dates eventually being scrapped. But that didn't stop them from making an animated appearance on last night's episode of 'South Park.'

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Michael Anthony Takes the High Road, Praises Wolfgang Van Halen

Michael Anthony and Wolfgang Van Halen
Jerod Harris / David Becker, Getty Images

It's been great having Van Halen back in action with David Lee Roth in recent years, but the dark cloud hanging over their reunion has been the absence of original bassist Michael Anthony, who was exiled in favor of Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Don't expect to hear any sour grapes from Anthony, though.

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Pearl Jam Cover Van Halen’s ‘’Eruption’ and Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’

Pearl Jam Samir Hussein

Throughout their entire career, Pearl Jam have always paid tribute to the classic rock that inspired them, from covering the Who and Neil Young to lead singer Eddie Vedder joining Bruce Springsteen onstage at Wrigley Field last summer. Last night (Oct. 26) at the XL Center in Hartford, Ct., the group pulled out a couple of less-likely songs from their childhood record collection, Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’

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Van Halen’s ’5150′ Vs. David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ – Great Rock Debates

5150 Eat Em and Smile
Warner Brothers

Rock and roll history is rife with intra-band family feuds, but perhaps none received quite as much publicity or caused a bigger fan base rift than Van Halen’s ugly divorce from singer David Lee Roth in 1985. Certainly, this was the battle royal of ‘80’s hard rock! After all,

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Van Halen Sue Alex’s Ex-Wife for Trademark Infringement

Kelly and Alex Van Halen
Frazer Harrison / David Becker, Getty Images

The family that plays together, stays together -- and sometimes they sue together too, as Alex Van Halen's ex-wife Kelly recently found out.

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Top 10 Van Halen Songs

Van Halen
Fin Costello, Redferns

There's never been a better straight-up, good-time rock and roll band than the original <a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/van-halen/"Van Halen.

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Billy Sheehan On The Winery Dogs, Touring With Van Halen + Working With Diamond Dave

Marcus Cuff, Loud & Proud Records
Marcus Cuff, Loud & Proud Records

Lest you fear that the rock band is an endangered species (and at times when you turn on the radio, it certainly can feel that way), the Winery Dogs are here to bring it back to the masses. Isn’t it appropriate that Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), one of the baddest bass players known to man, is part of the mission?

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Van Halen Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

Van Halen Lineup Changes
Rob Vernhorst / Ebet Roberts / Tim Mosenfelder (x2) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rock and roll never dies, but as any fan can tell you, band lineups are a lot less permanent -- and for groups that have been together for decades, such as Van Halen, the personnel shifts can be hard to keep track of. With that in mind, we've decided to take a band-by-band look at the ins and outs of some of our favorite acts' rosters, pausing to sample the music along the way.

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Sammy Hagar: Four Decades of Rock

Sammy Hagar Four Decades of Rock
Michael Ochs Archives / Paul Natkin / Tim Mosenfelder / Jeff Bottari, Getty Images

With Sammy Hagar launching his Four Decades of Rock tour this month, we decided to take a look at his best songs from each of those 10-year spans. Shockingly, less than one-fourth of them involve automobiles in any way, shape or form.

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Top 10 Sammy Hagar ’90s Songs

Sammy Hagar
Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images

Even as the chaos of breaking up with one of the biggest bands in the world surrounded Sammy Hagar, he managed to create a lot of great, upbeat songs during the '90s. The Red Rocker spent the first half of his third decade in ro

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